Yorkshire-born Karl Donoghue studied at Ravensbourne College of Design. Following the success of his graduation collection, a shearling accessory range was launched in 1995, followed by the introduction of women’s ready-to-wear for Winter 2000.
Attention to detail is paramount. Karl is inspired by the beauty of natural skins and their unique intrinsic qualities. Working closely with a number of tanneries, he develops ideas, colours and finishes for each collection – constantly hunting and sourcing new skins and trims.
Unlike mass-production techniques, individual panels are cut by hand before the garment is constructed by a single machinist and then hand finished. Only the highest quality skins are sourced. Combinations of luxurious calfskin, shearling and fur are hand-crafted for this season’s collection.
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